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advanced

[ ad-vanst, -vahnst ]
/ ædˈvænst, -ˈvɑnst /
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adjective

placed ahead or forward: with one foot advanced.
ahead or far or further along in progress, complexity, knowledge, skill, etc.: an advanced class in Spanish; to take a course in advanced mathematics; Our plans are too advanced to make the change now.
pertaining to or embodying ideas, practices, attitudes, etc., taken as being more enlightened or liberal than the standardized, established, or traditional: advanced theories of child care; the more advanced members of the artistic community.
far along in time: the advanced age of most senators.

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Origin of advanced

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at advance, -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM advanced

well-ad·vanced, adjective
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advanced
/ (ədˈvɑːnst) /

adjective

being ahead in development, knowledge, progress, etcadvanced studies
having reached a comparatively late stagea man of advanced age
ahead of the timesadvanced views on religion
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